11/6/22- NCTTA 2022 Fall Divsionals
UCSD’s Table Tennis Team was very eager to return to the collegiate competition scene after a few months off from school. The team gained a couple of new players like Morris Liao and James Goodwin but also many Freshmen, Sophomores, and Graduate Students who were new to the NCTTA competition. We were able to send 4 teams this time (our Co-ed Varsity, Women’s Varsity, ,Junior Varsity 1, and Junior Varsity 2 teams).
The Co-ed Varsity Team had a series of exciting matchups including a close 3-1 win over University of Southern California. Masters Student Morris Liao had an especially remarkable performance defeating USC’s best player in a tight 3-2 victory.
UCSD’s Junior Varsity 1 Team faced UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Arizona State University, and UCLA. Just like in the past, UCSD’s Junior Varsity 1 Team had a very strong performance, beating each of their opponents 4-0 without losing a single match.
UCSD’s Women’s Varsity Team faced a tough opponent in UCLA, narrowly losing 1-3 overall. Freshmen Sophia Zhou and Athena Li showed a great effort in the deciding Doubles match. Other than that, they were able to comfortably defeat their other opponent schools.
This has been a very fun and valuable experience for the team. They will be working hard to improve these next few weeks and are determined to do even better at our next tournament in Winter Quarter!